David Amess

MP, Southend West

Southend West Conservative

A selection of David Amess's votes

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  • Voted moderately for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT Details
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Details
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
  • Voted moderately against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details

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David Amess

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 8 Jun 2015

    Inward investment in Southend – David Amess. Adjournment debate
  • Outlawries Bill: Debate on the Address — [1st day] 27 May 2015

    I thank local residents in Southend West for re-electing me as their Member of Parliament. I have always regarded it as a great privilege to be an MP, not a right, and I am absolutely delighted to be returned again. I congratulate the mover and the seconder of the motion on the Gracious Speech. My right hon. Friend the Member for Chelmsford (Mr Burns) is a well known wag. On this occasion he...
  • Outlawries Bill: Debate on the Address — [1st day] 27 May 2015

    My right hon. Friend has stolen part of my speech. The Gracious Speech says: “Other measures will be laid before you.” I absolutely think that we should now ban opinion polls during the three weeks of an election. We must never have a six-week campaign again. We had those ridiculous opinion polls day in and day out, and there has been no humility from the media; they are just...

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Conservative MP for Southend West

Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Basildon

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Transport
  • Treasury
  • Abortion
  • Middle East: Armed Conflict
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Police
  • Departmental Publications

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (30 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (10 Jun 2013 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jun 2012 to 25 Apr 2013)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (26 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (26 Jun 2001 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Health Committee (20 Jul 1998 to 22 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Broadcasting Committee (1 Jun 1994 to 1 Jun 1997)

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  • Has spoken in 46 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 151 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 773 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary Adviser to the Caravan Club, East Grinstead House, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 1UA. (£5,001–£10,000)
Annual payment of £6,000. Hours: 100 hrs. (Registered 5 March 2014; updated 4 December 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: The European Azerbaijan Society
Address of donor (the address of individuals will not be published): 15 Queen Anne’s Gate, London SW1H 9BU
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1,943 for flights and £600 for 5 nights at a hotel; total £2,543
Destination of visit: Baku, Shaki and Gabala, Azerbaijan
Date of visit: 26 May – 31 May 2014
Purpose of visit: to meet with political and parliamentary figures including the President of the Republic, ministers, the British Ambassador, local public service centres, representatives of international organisations, human rights groups and IDP/Refugee camp of displaced people from the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh
(Registered 13 June 2014)
Name of donor: British University in Egypt
Address of donor: El Sherouk City, Suez Desert Road, Cairo 11837 - P.O. Box 43
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,300
Destination of visit: Cairo, Egypt
Date of visit: 13-16 June 2014
Purpose of visit: to meet the new President, government ministers, religious leaders, British Council, IPU and representatives of civil society and discuss developments in the run up to parliamentary elections.
(Registered 10 July 2014)
Name of donor: Government of Thailand
Address of donor: Royal Thai Embassy, 29-30 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5JB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): in country costs, hotel, transport and certain meals; total value £1,000. The costs of flights were met by a non-regisrable source.
Destination of visit: Bangkok, Thailand
Date of visit: 10-15 November 2014
Purpose of visit: discussions with the Thai government relating to the development of their new constitution and promotion of trade and cultural exchange.
(Registered 26 November 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Chair of Board of Trustees of the Industry and Parliament Trust (Updated 11 July 2014)
Chairman of the Industry and Parliament Fellowship Committee.

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